The "intriguing" game was found in what may be a hidden passageway.
Amber has been valued for its color and natural beauty since ancient times.
King Pakal the Great ascended to the throne aged 12, ruling over the city state of Palenque during its golden age.
The traditional narrative of the island's history suggests that the local people destroyed their own society through infighting and overexploitation of natural resources, while a new study suggests a society with a high level of collaboration.
The warrior was believed to be aged between 40 and 50 and his right arm had been amputated around the mid-forearm.
The henge likely dates from somewhere between 3,150 B.C. and 2,500 B.C.
New findings suggest that modern humans evolved in populations that were scattered across the African continent.
"It is unlikely that these children and young people were killed in a massacre or conflict," one of the researchers said.
The ancient skull fragment is "a unique opportunity to learn more about the biology and diversity of our ancestors and their relatives and, ultimately, about their evolution."
Archaeologists think that several expensive items found in the grave, including a gemstone buckle on a beaded belt and a mirror found in a makeup box, were placed there to accompany the woman into the afterlife.
He survived the first showers of ash and rock, but was toppled as he tried to flee the city.
The Nazca Lines are a series of giant ancient drawings etched into the sands of the Peruvian desert.
Researchers believe the Roman Empire was economically stronger—and dirtier—than the much-lauded republic that inspired the founders of the U.S.
In a race against tunneling looters, archaeologists stumbled on an "extraordinary" discovery just outside where the lost city walls once stood.
Saqqara is a vast ancient burial ground that once served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.
A hoard of scrolls, relics and other artifacts have been discovered in the ancient statue.
Are these the mummified remains of one of the last monarchs of Iran?
The Ministry of Antiquities announced the finding on Sunday.